RSPCA Standards - Layer Hens

RSPCA Standards - Layer Hens

RSPCA Standards - Layer Hens

The RSPCA has developed standards for layer hens. The Standards allow for higher-welfare indoor and outdoor systems which focus on providing for hens behavioural and physical needs.

RSPCA Approved hens have more space than those raised in conventional systems. Hens can perch, dustbathe, scratch and forage, and lay their eggs in a nest. Battery cages are not allowed under the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme.

Note: On rare occasions, an exemption to a specific standard (on a particular site) may be allowed, where the RSPCA believes animal welfare is not compromised.

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